Davines Group Teams Up With Rodale Institute on Research Center

MILAN — Davines Group — the Italian beauty company that owns professional hair care and skin care brands Davines and Comfort Zone, respectively — has teamed with Rodale Institute, a nonprofit specialized in regenerative organic agriculture. Considered the global leader in the field, the U.S.-based organization has been researching the best practices of organic agriculture and sharing findings with farmers, […]

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Sephora Said Tightening Clean Beauty Standards

Sephora is beefing up its clean beauty initiatives with a program called Clean Plus, sources tell WWD. Several industry sources said the U.S.’s largest prestige beauty retailer will be introducing new parameters for brands to qualify as “Clean Plus,” which includes formulating without polyethylene glycol and other petroleum-based ingredients. Skin care, hair care and makeup brands are expected to comply […]

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Unilever Is Buying Paula’s Choice

Unilever has signed a deal to acquire skin care brand Paula’s Choice. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. WWD had previously reported in April that the brand was exploring M&A options, and that the business is expected to do more than $300 million in net sales for 2021. Paula’s Choice was founded in 1995 by Paula Begoun, who authored […]

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